Alan Kessler reached his professional A major career milestone was his 100th cash at the World Series of Poker. Although he did not win a bracelet, he is now a member of an exclusive club. Negreanu’s vlogging co-stars are one of a respected group of eight who have amassed more than 202 cashes at the WSOP, including WSOP-C online events and the ITM.
Kessler, who recently cashed in bracelet events, has a total of 222 ITMs (including 120 in WSOP C events). Among his colleagues, only Roland Israelashvili (420),
Arkady Zinis (326), Ari Engel (266), Daniel Negrino (227) and Ian Steinman ( 224) deserves more.
While Kessler’s success at the WSOP doesn’t put him on par with iconic figures like Phil Hellmuth, who is widely considered the greatest of all time .
Widely considered the best player of all time with 16 bracelets or like Such famous players as Doyle Brunson or Phil Ivey 100 cashes at the WSOP is still impressive.
Kessler has been criticized for his style of play, mainly due to his lack of winning ability, his reputation, his conservative style of play, and his eating habits of hamburgers and frequent trips to fast food restaurants. Regardless of the reviews, reaching a rare milestone in the poker world is laudable.
As for Kessler’s performance in bracelet events, the exact number of events he has played is unknown, making it close to impossible to determine his return on investment (ROI). He’s a regular at the WSOP and can be seen in everything from low stakes tournaments to events with buy-ins of $10,000 or more. Most of his payouts are relatively small compared to his buy-ins. However, he has managed to finish in the top 10 in 10% of the money events, including four runner-up finishes, most recently at the 2017 WSOP Europe event.
His 100th. The cash came thanks to a 34th-place finish out of 361 players in the ninth $1,500 Seven Card Stud event of the year for $3,051.
But Kessler has achieved what few others have achieved, and he may never be able to match the money of players like Negreanu or record-breaking all-time champion Antonio Esfandiari or number of bracelets, his total winnings at the WSOP is $2,000.
He Earns a Record $18,346,673 Win at the WSOP for $20,790,853
Hosted the 2012 Big One for One Drop, the first $1 million buy-in poker tournament.